Industry experts, emerging talents light up Gozoop Awards Night

Digital marketing awards often bring a mix of new ideas, out-of-the-box thinking and some never seen before marketing strategies. A similar evening was witnessed at the inaugural Gozoop Awards  night in Mumbai recently.

Ajai Jhala, CEO, BBDO and Josy Paul, Chairman and CCO, BBDO, were the guests of honour at the event, where they gave some very useful insights and showcased their work that has not only won awards, but touched people’s hearts as well.

While speaking about their journey, Jhala and Paul pointed out that marketing is going through a fundamental transformation and the heart of that is social. At the same time they said, it is not about being on social, it’s about being social. The two BBDO leaders further said that agency heads should think beyond building an agency and go on to build something which was true and authentic. “Create acts not ads,” was their advice.

While the advertising giants gave some interesting insights about the changing scenario of advertising and social, team Gozoop highlighted the campaigns on their clients, like Dell, Hypercity, Kolkata Knight Riders, UP Government and many more.

Some of the noteworthy wins included:

Jitto George -Extraordinary Creative Campaign-  Dell This ad got an Extraordinary Award as it featured new and innovative ways of learning experience for kids rather than mugging up the chapters.

Nishant Raut -Extraordinary Overall Campaign - UP Government: This ad campaign got Overall Extraordinary Campaign Award. Raut and team came up with an innovative Twitter campaign on Earth Day, wherein for every tweet a tree was planted, which resulted in many trees being planted. Thus, it proved to be an effective way of using social media and encouraging people to support a cause. The campaign also found mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Kiran Seth and Premkumar Iyer- Extraordinary Effective Campaign - Pride of cows SEO + Web : For this ad campaign, the team came up with the idea to make the site and the product visible to consumers in an effort to bring in complete transparency. Pride of Cows is a brand which promises to deliver milk directly from the farms to the customers with no chemicals being used and untouched by human hand. Once the customers saw the entire process, right from what the cows were fed to the purity of the milk, they were assured of the quality and this in turn led to a tremendous increase in sale.

Commenting on the initiative, Ahmed Naqvi, CEO, Gozoop, said, “I am really impressed with not just the creativity and effectiveness of the campaigns, but more so with the passion and conviction of our emerging talents and their desire to win in this connected world.” 

Co-founded by Ahmed Naqvi, Rohan Bhansali and Dushyant Bhatia in 2010, Gozoop is a leading independent digital agency that provides services such as social media marketing, online PR, search engine marketing and optimization, media buying, web design and development and mobile applications.

Gozoop has a team of 150 across nine cities in India, Dubai, Singapore and New York. Gozoop manages the digital mandate for brands like Dell, The Times of India, Asian Paints, Mumbai Indians, ITC, Pidilite, Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, First Cry, Discovery Channel, Mumbai Mirror, HDFC, TLC, Lipton Ice Tea, Interglobe, Godfrey Phillips, and Samsung, among some other top 100 brands in the world.


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